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Student Wellness and Accessibility

We are here to help! We work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to provide access and support to students through a range of Student Wellness & Accessibility Services. Visit our webpage for more details on our services.

Wellness

Counselling services support you during your time at St. Lawrence College with friendly and professional counselling with a wide range of strategies and supports. Why might students seek counselling? We understand that being in college can be an exciting time, but there can also be some stress involved.

Some common areas of concern addressed in counselling are:

  • transition to college life
  • adjustment to disability or health related concerns
  • anxiety or mood issues
  • stress management
  • conflict with family and friends
  • grief/loss
  • relationship problems
  • self-esteem
  • sexuality
  • substance use
  • and much more

To book a wellness appointment, email wellness@sl.on.ca or contact your campus:

Brockville: 613-345-0660, extension 3154
Cornwall: 613-933-6080, extension 2709
Kingston: 613-544-5400, extension 5504 

Mental Health Resources

Your primary care provider, who may be able to provide treatment and support or provide a referral to local mental health and addictions supports over the phone. 

TAO – Therapy Assistance Online is a self-help platform offering support for anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, pain management, substance abuse, and overall wellbeing. The free platform offers educational modules, videos, interactive exercises, mindfulness library, practice tools, progress measures, and many resources. 

Good 2 Talk is 24 hour phone line for all post-secondary students in Ontario available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

ConnexOntario (1-866-531-2600), Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line, which can provide contact information for local mental health and addictions services and supports, including crisis lines. 

Big White Wall is an online community of members who support each other by sharing what’s troubling them and responding in a safe and anonymous environment. Visit www.bigwhitewall.ca and enter an Ontario postal code for a free, anonymous account.

Visit bouncebackontario.ca to access their guided self-help program using workbooks, with phone coaching support, or ask your primary care provider for a referral. 

Kingston Community Resources 

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFLA) Addiction & Mental Health Services (AMHS), 24 hour crisis line, 613-544-4229 or 1866-616-6005. 

Brockville Community Resources

Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville Addictions & Mental Health at 25 Front Avenue West, 613-342-2262 

Mental Health Crisis Line, 1-866-281-2911

Distress Line - Open 5 pm to midnight/365 days/year, 1-800-465-4442 

Cornwall Community Resources

Counselling & Support Services of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, 613-932-4610 or 1-855-647-8483 

Community Mental Health Services, 613-932-9940

Accommodations

We’re still here to support your academic accommodations, whether on-campus or through alternate program delivery. If you have specific accommodation needs, particularly returning in the new Covid context, please contact us at accessibility@sl.on.ca

At St. Lawrence College, our goal is to remove barriers so that all students have equal access to participate fully in their studies. 
We support students with disabilities or functional limitations. A few examples include mental health concerns, learning difficulties, and health concerns. Students can access a variety of services, including academic accommodations, assistive technology, learning strategies, and referrals to community agencies. 

Academic Accommodations
Academic accommodations provide equal access to learning opportunities for students with disabilities by “leveling the playing field”.
Examples of academic accommodations:
• Access to Test Centre
• Extra time during quizzes/tests/exams
• Learning activity recording
• Reduced course load (e.g. two year diploma taken over three years)

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology (AT) is a generic term that includes any piece of equipment or software used for an academic task.
Examples:
• Text-to-speech software to support reading comprehension
• Speech-to-text software to express ideas in writing
• Recording devices to capture lecture content

Learning Strategies
Learning strategies are active plans and approaches to learning. Students may benefit from support with planning and organization, note-taking, reading comprehension, studying, and test-taking, to name a few areas.

Steps for New Students
If seeking disability-related supports and/or accommodations: 

Step #1: Gather Relevant Documentation
St. Lawrence College supports students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Interim accommodations may be provided to students who are being assessed or waiting on documentation. Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, it is not a requirement to provide a specific diagnosis to access accommodations and support services.
Please note: disclosure of a diagnosis may be required for some government financial aid programs for students with disabilities. Contact us to learn more about the documentation we’re requesting. For example, if you have a Learning Disorder, we’ll request a copy of your most recent psycho-educational assessment. If you’re an OSAP student, there is a specific form a regulated health care practitioner can complete.

Step #2: Book an Intake Appointment
We encourage you to connect with us and book an appointment as soon as possible. Email accessibility@sl.on.ca or call your campus:

Kingston: 613-544-5400, ext. 5504
Brockville: 613-345-0660, ext. 3154
Cornwall: 613-933-6080, ext. 2709

Step #3: Apply for Financial Aid and Disability-Related Funding
Some students with disabilities may face other expenses in addition to tuition and textbooks. Students who are eligible for $1 of OSAP (student loan) may qualify for a provincial bursary and/or federal grant to assist with services and equipment. To Apply for Financial Aid through Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), visit the OSAP website.

Contact Us

Kingston: 613-544-5400, ext. 5504
Brockville: 613-345-0660, ext. 3154 or ext. 3111
Cornwall: 613-933-6080, ext. 2709

Chaplain Services

The Chaplaincy is available to students and staff, regardless of denomination, faith tradition or spiritual conviction. The chaplaincy exists as a spiritual resource, offering spiritual support, a source of encouragement and serves as an additional support for students and staff. 

For Chaplain services, please email chaplain@sl.on.ca.

Financial Aid/OSAP

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). All information on our website here is interpreted from the OSAP website and is subject to change without notice.

Contact Us

Kingston: 613-544-5400, ext. 5503
Brockville: 613-345-0660, ext. 3154 or ext. 3230
Cornwall: 613-933-6080, ext. 2722

Libraries

 

The SLC Libraries online collections and assistance remain available. Visit the online library here.

Library Assistance


The library team is available to assist you:

 

Our team is available through an Online chat or texting service at 613-707-3542 or 613-707-3LIB. The online chat and texting service are available Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm. 

 

Note: No login is required for the online chat and this service allows for link-sharing. The texting services is best for quick questions. 

 

E-appointments using Teams

Students may book an appointment with a Library Technician for help with research-based assignments usingTeams which allows for video, chat, and screen-sharing. Book an appointment by clicking here


Email

Kingston Campus Library, klibrary@sl.on.ca

Brockville Campus Library, blibrary@sl.on.ca

Cornwall Campus Library, clibrary@sl.on.ca

 

Library Collections

The library provides 24/7 online access to all SLC students and employees. Login with your SLC credentials through SLC.me Student Portal. Access more than one million items including:

  • eBooks and Audio Books
  • Digital Magazines and 10,000+ online International newspapers
  • Online streaming video including new movie releases
  • Online peer-reviewed research articles, ejournals and databases
  • Start here.

Borrowing Services

Borrowing/lending services of items in the library physical collections are currently CLOSED until further notice. If you have library materials signed out to you, please continue to hold onto them. Fines and fees will not be charged.

Library Spaces and Group Study Rooms

All Library study spaces, computers, printing/scanning and group study rooms (including Davies Hall and Lower Concourse in Kingston) are CLOSED until further notice.

Student Success Facilitators

Student Success Facilitators (SSFs) provide support and resources to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Get help with:

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Finding college resources and services and referrals
  • Obtaining a peer tutor or becoming a peer tutor,
  • Developing your academic skills such as learning and study strategies, and more (click for learning resources) learning resources.
  • Academic advising 

We can help with resources for finances, dealing with more complex course material, and more. To contact a Student Success Facilitator, click here and select your campus.

Academic Support Centre

Professional tutoring is available remotely from the Academic Support Centre. To book an appointment, visit the online booking site here. The Academic Support Centre (and Libraries) tri-campus locations are CLOSED to in-person tutoring until further notice.

Tutoring Services

Subject-based tutoring is available for:

  • Writing and literacy support, including grammar and citation styles (APA Style)
  • Math, statistics, and accounting
  • Science, physics, and chemistry
  • General tutoring and assistance with any assignment

How does Remote Tutoring work?

SLC students should book an appointment using the online booking site.

Email Feedback Option

By choosing the email feedback option, students can upload their document or sample of writing in the appointment window and a tutor will respond by uploading a copy of your work to your appointment window containing general comments within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment. The email feedback function also applies to questions related math, science, accounting, etc.

30-Minute Online Feedback Session via Microsoft Teams

By choosing the online feedback session via Microsoft Teams option, students can meet with a tutor using Microsoft Teams over audio, video, or both. Book your appointment using SLC Student Bookings at least 24 hours in advance of needing help. After booking your appointment, your assigned tutor will set up a Microsoft Teams calendar appointment for the time specified/booked in SLC Student Bookings.

Study Resources

Study resources, guides, and self-directed tutorials are available on the website.

Peer Tutoring Program

Course-based support is still available remotely from the Peer Tutoring Program. Depending on your request, you may be matched to a tutor in the Academic Support Centre or to a Peer Tutor. Tutoring sessions are to take place online in Microsoft Teams only (in-person tutoring is suspended until further notice). Availability is not guaranteed. Apply for a Peer Tutor online.

Athletics

The following services are closed:

  • Gymnasiums
  • Fitness Centres
  • Equipment rental/use

Engagement activities are available on the UR SLC app

Any questions related to varsity sports can be directed to: 
Manager, Athletics & Student Engagement, kbiggs@sl.on.ca.

Student Rights & Responsibilities Officer

The Student Rights & Responsibilities Officer is still available virtually to assist with the following services and supports:

Student Code of Conduct

Complaints made under the Student Code of Conduct can be directed to the Student Rights & Responsibilities Officer via email.

Academic Appeals

Information about the Academic appeal process can be found here.

Sexual Violence Prevention

The SRRO is available for students who wish to report sexual violence, or are seeking support and resources.

To get in touch with the SRRO, please email SRRO@sl.on.ca.